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Fraunhofer Project names advisory board

News International-French

29 Nov 2013

Western University announces the new Advisory Board for the Fraunhofer Project Centre (FPC) for Composites Research at Western. Charter members of the Advisory Board include game-changing leaders from the fields of chemical and materials engineering, as well as visionary thinkers from the automotive and machinery sectors.

The inaugural FPC @ Western Advisory Board includes:

  • Creig Bowland, Global LFT Technical Leader & Senior Research Associate, PPG Fiber Glass
  • Michael Connolly, Product Manager, Urethane Composites, Global Business Development Team, Huntsman
  • Justin Gammage, Chief Scientist, General Motors of Canada Ltd
  • Klaus Gleich, Senior Research Associate & Manager, Sizing Technology Group, Corporate R&D Technical Center, Johns Manville
  • Matthias Graf, Technical Director of the Business Unit Forming, Dieffenbacher GMBH Maschinen- und Anlagenbau Germany
  • John Paul Mead, Vice-President, Reaction Process Machinery, Krauss Maffei Corporation

The Advisory Board will provide invaluable insight and resources to influence and further enhance the project leadership team, which includes Institute Managing Director Frank Henning, Deputy Institute Director Andrew Hrymak and Manager of Operations Tobias Potyra.

Western and Fraunhofer ICT launched FPC @ Western – a long-term research collaboration on composite technologies for weight reduction in 2011. The project develops materials with specific desirable properties, particularly those that are lightweight or have low life-cycle impact for manufacturers in automotive, transportation, construction, defense and renewable energy sectors.

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